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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Peggy Lou Goubeaux (June 12, 2017)

Peggy Lou Goubeaux, 81, of Greenville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 24, 1936 in Elroy, to the late Willard and Blanche (Mann) Mullenix.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Birmingham and Shirley Conner.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Joseph Goubeaux of Greenville; her children, Dan (Alice) Goubeaux, Mark Goubeaux, Scott (Lori) Goubeaux and Cindy Goubeaux; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to State of the Heart Care

Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Services have been entrusted to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, OH.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Olive M. Brown (June 18, 2017)

Olive M. Brown, 91, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born October 17, 1925 in Rossburg, to the late John and Mabel (Budd) Subler.

In addition to her parents, Olive was preceded in death by her husband, Charold Brown; and her brother-in-law, Robert Collins.

Olive attended Faith Baptist Church in Greenville, and enjoyed taking walks around the parks and being with family and friends.

Olive is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Douglas Brown and Steve and Charlotte Brown all of Greenville; her grandson, Brian Brown of Greenville; her sister, Marceil Collins of Greenville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 6-8PM also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association, PO Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Freddie Wright (June 20, 2017)

Freddie Wright, 73, of Winchester, Indiana and formerly of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Versailles Health Care Center. He was born August 31, 1943 in Painter Creek to the late Ray and Mazzie (Ratliff) Wright.

In addition to his parents, Freddie was preceded in death by his brother, Chelsea Wright, Sr. and his sister, Susie Keiser.

Freddie served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.

Freddie is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Spencer and Penny Wright of Winchester, Tyler Tieche of Seymour, Indiana; his daughter, Angel Fellers of Arkansas; his grandchildren, Devon Wright and Lexus Wright; his great granddaughter, Kianna Wright; his brother, Don Wright of Greenville; his sister, Jan Wright of Winchester, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Freddie’s wishes, there will be no services held.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Linda L. Wickersham (June 16, 2017)

Linda L. Wickersham, 66, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at her residence.

Linda was born March 10, 1951 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Bobby and Elcie (Small) Anthony.

Linda loved making people happy. During her 12 years working at Weimer Electronics, she met a lot of people and enjoyed talking and helping them. She then went to work for Dr. Vallo & Fisher Optical in Greenville and an assistant and remained for 11 years. She loved the people she worked with and the patients she cared for. Linda then discovered Tupperware after going to a Tupperware party and she we hooked. Rick always supported her in this endeavor and she was able to earn many trips. She eventually moved up the Tupperware ladder to become Director with 20 representatives under her. Linda was a strong and reliable person, a devoted wife, a caring and loving mother and grandmother. She has touched many lives and was always grateful for those who touched hers.

Linda is survived by her husband of 33 years, Richard “Rick” Wickersham, whom she married November 11, 1983; her children and their spouses, Scott and Leah Poling of New Madison, Jason and Dawn Poling of Hollansburg and Kory Poling of Hollansburg; step children and their spouses, Rhonda and Scott Jenkins of Greenville, Amy and Jim York of Winchester, Indiana and Staci and Mike Ramey of Webster, Indiana; Grandchildren, Zachary, Elizabeth, Hunter and Aubrey Poling, Ashley and Devin Swick, Sydney Ramey, Mackenzie, Kaitlyn and Bayleigh Koch, Gracie and Sammie York, Kaitlyn Rayburn, Kelly Peters and Jeffrey Kaiser. Linda is also survived by her sister and her husband, Bonnie and Randy Ross of Hollansburg; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and very special friends, Jane Hartzell and Maureen Miller.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Hollansburg Christian Church, 172 Elm St, Hollansburg, with Pastor Joe Hanna officiating.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the church in Hollansburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Village Summer Recreation Program, P.O. Box 213, New Madison, Ohio 45346.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Paul Eugene Garrett (June 18, 2017)

Paul Eugene Garrett age 91, of Greenville passed away at 3:24 AM on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Paul was born November 1, 1925, in Rossburg to the late John Orville & Rowena Agnes (Westfall) Garrett.

Paul is survived by his wife, Judith “Coleen” (Flannery) Garrett; children, Teresa Jo & Dale Galis of South Elgin, Illinois, Pat Eugene & Karen Garrett of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Rebecca Ann & Jim Harris of Claremore, Oklahoma and Daniel Jay & Brenda Garrett of Altoona, Iowa; step-children, Larry & Karole Hamilton of Venice, Florida, Wayne Hamilton of Umatilla, Florida, Cindy Henninger of Greenville, Lisa Brickler of Greenville and Angela & Bryan Hart of Troy; 8 grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 18 step-great grandchildren; brother, Art & Carol Garrett of Godfrey, Illinois; sisters, Susie Clark of Greenville, Nancy Shiverdecker of Greenville and Sandra Grillot of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Paul was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Mary Mae (Miller) Garrett; son-in-law, Jeff Jonsson; brothers, John Henry, Lewis, Roger and James Garrett; and sisters, Germaine Buckingham and Donna Kissinger.

Paul served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Paul retired from Abbott Laboratories in Lake Forest, Illinois where he was an electronic engineer. Paul’s number 1 passion was radio controlled airplanes; he loved working on them and designing electronic components for them. Paul invented radio controlled speed controllers for model airplanes. Paul also had a patent for a liquid crystal display in blood diagnostic machines. He had a fondness for music and could play many musical instruments, most recently the dulcimer. Paul was a member of the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Triumphant Christian Center 1129 South Town Court Greenville with Rev. Sam Shilot officiating and full military honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Burial will be in Harris Creek Cemetery in Bradford at a later date. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jack Sharp (June 16, 2017)

Jack Sharp, 85, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

Jack was born on November 20, 1931 in Greenville, to the late Charles and Mabel (Mann) Sharp.

In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his daughters, Carolyn Mendenhall and Becky Garland; his brothers, Wayne, Adrian, Max, and George Sharp; and his sister, Marjorie Strait.

Jack served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. Jack was an active member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. He loved spending time in his garden tending to his roses. Another talent of Jack’s was woodworking. During his life, many family and friends received his handmade gifts.

Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joanne (Grow) Sharp of Greenville whom he married September 5,1951; his son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Karen Sharp of Greenville; his grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and Melissa Anderson, Eric and Kerra Mendenhall, Rachael and Travis Brunk, Ryan Sharp, Katie Sharp, Greg and Amber Garland, and Michelle Garland; his great grandchildren, Kaylee, Carrina, Javin, Miles, Emerson, Cale and Waylon; his brothers and their spouses, Gerald and Arlene Sharp of Greenville, and Larry and Patty Sharp of Lancaster; his sister, JoAnn Thompson of Van Wert; sons-in-law, Gregg Mendenhall of Union City, OH and Jeff Garland of Muncie, IN; his sister-in-law, Judy Sharp of Rockhill, SC; his aunt, Mary Alice Redman of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Jim Vandermark officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 12 PM until time of services at the funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Darke County Cancer Association or St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Ida Caroline McClain (June 14, 2017)

Ida Caroline McClain, age 87, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:35 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on August 7, 1929 in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Marguerite (Finfrock) Orth and Cletus & Dorothy Orth.

She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Ira & Gail McClain of Bloomington, IL, and Dwight McClain of New Madison, OH; daughters, Sharon Petry of Urbana, OH, and Donna Alexander of Dayton, OH; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Bob Orth of Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon D. McClain; sons in law, David Petry and Richard Alexander; and brother, Bill Orth.

She was a retired Nurses Aid after working at Wayne HealthCare for 17 years, Reid Hospital for 4 years as well as the Brethren Retirement Community. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville and the Eastern Star. She loved sewing, fishing and spending time with family at holiday gatherings.

There will be a service held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 1-3 PM at the funeral Home. There will be an Eastern Star service conducted on Saturday starting at 3:00 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Greenville. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Ron E. Bruner (June 14, 2017)

Ron E. Bruner, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:45 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on June 5, 1942 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Otho D. Bruner & Helen L. (Fourman) Bruner Brown.

Ron is survived by his wife Norma J. (Bey) Bruner of Greenville whom he married on December 3, 1988; children and spouses, Jeff & Jodi Bruner of Columbus, Shelley & Sean Weaver of Columbus, Matt & Chelsea Bruner of Greenville, Kim & Pete Davis of Greenville, William E. Bell of Springboro and Lynn & Tony Lewis of Greenville; grandchildren, Emily & Brad McIntyre, Derek & Laura Kagey, Spencer Lewis, Conner Lewis, Alex Bruner, Erin Bruner, Seth Weaver, Tara Weaver, Jordan Bell, Ethan Bell and Ashley Bell; great grandchildren, Everleigh & Atticus McIntyre; brothers, sisters and spouses, Rick Bruner of Arcanum, Sue and Steven Shaffer of Florida, Lynne & Harvey Hinshaw of Greenville and Don & Barbara Brown of Florida.; sisters in law, brother in law and spouses, Janet Mong of New York, Margie Dapore of Florida., Linda & John Grogean of Russia and David & Cyndi Bey of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step father, Glen E. Brown; sister in law, Marcia Bruner; brothers in law, Gary Bey, Roger Mong, Dick Dapore and Joe Gunckle; and sister in law, Carolyn Jeanne (Brown) Eubank.

He retired in 1995 from Fram Corp. of Greenville where he had been employed for 35 years. Also had worked for 10 years at Ludy’s Greenhouse Manufacturing and drove the VA Bus part time for several years. Ron was a veteran of the US Army, member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville, Knights of Columbus, Greenville VFW, American Legion and Moose Lodge. Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved spending time with his family. His passion was woodworking and making pens where he won many ribbons at the fair. He enjoyed many winters in Florida with family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 W. 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant and Deacon Tom Graber co-officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio, where the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a Military Graveside Service. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 2-5 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

C. Dean Besecker (June 9, 2017)

C. Dean Besecker, age 72 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:59 PM Friday June 9, 2017 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Dean was born March 4, 1945 in Greenville and the son of the late Delvor Besecker and Garnett (Myers) “Besecker” Grodzensky and Step Father Bob Grodzensky.

Dean was the owner/operator of the Old Stage Kennels of Waynesville and had barbered for 26 years in West Milton. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a licensed pilot and a member of the RC Flying Club of Greenville.

In addition to his parents and step father he was preceded in death by his sister Linda Wehrley April 20, 1990.

Dean is survived by his wife Gail Ann (Skidmore) Besecker of Greenville. They were married November 21, 1972. Also children Christopher (Julie Moore) Besecker and Matthew (Michele) Besecker all of Troy, Tammy (Dave) Beals of Monroe and Jeffrey Besecker and friend Donna Bernardi of Connecticut; 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and numerous cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00 PM Monday June 26, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Monday June 26th from 5:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home. Pastor Jeff Harper will officiate the services.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Robert Eugene Lyme (June 10, 2017)

Robert Eugene Lyme, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

Robert was born on June 20, 1936 in Union City, IN, to the late Orville and Geraldine (Hummel) Lyme.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his infant brother, Orville Lyme, a grandson, Keith Lyme and a brother-in-law, Fred Worch.

Robert served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Dawn Grain and Supply for 40 years. He was a member of Ansonia First Church of God, a member of the International and past president of the Ohio Flying Farmers and a former member and past president of the Ansonia Kiwanis, and was member of the Ansonia Fourth of July Committee. Bob was also a big supporter of the Darke County Youth for Christ. He enjoyed spending the winters in Florida with his wife, loved to go fishing at Lake Okeechobee and enjoyed flying his air plane.

Robert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janice (House) Lyme of Greenville whom he married April 27,1956; his sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas (Jeanne) Lyme of Greenville, Donald (Lynda) Lyme of Tennessee, Dale (Joyce) Lyme of Greenville; grandchildren, Christina (CJ) Kroner, Jennifer (Sean) Homan, Niki (Justin) Conly, Stacie (Craig) Koesters, and Elizabeth (Travis) Winston: 9 great grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Ronald (Tina) Lyme of Ansonia; his sister, Dorothy Worch of New Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM At Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Derek Specht officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with full military graveside honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4-7 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to Darke County Youth for Christ, 7603 Greenville Celina Road, Greenville, OH 45331 or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Mary Ann Ruff (June 10, 2017)

Mary Ann Ruff, 76, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Mary was born on May 9,1941 in Fayette County, West Virginia to the late Elizabeth Jane (Sheaves) Snow.

In addition to her mother, Mary is preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Lester, her second husband, Edward Ruff and her sister, Caroline.

Mary enjoyed crocheting, drawing and solving word searches.

Mary is survived by her children, Jack (Betty) Lester of Ansted, WV; Susan (William) Arnett of Rosewood, Jane Nickson of Greenville, Viola Lester of Beckley, WV; 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; her brother, Gary Cahill of Belton, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

No services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Care Center, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Frederick H. “Fred” Worch (June 9, 2017)

Frederick H. “Fred” Worch, 79, of New Madison, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Wayne Hospital Emergency Room. He was born October 22, 1937 in New Madison, OH to the late G. Harry and Bertie (Brown) Worch.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his sisters, Norma (Worch) Stanley and Lucille (Worch) Ward; and his brother, Harold Worch.

During his career Fred worked at Fram in Greenville, Dairy Maid in Greenville and shortly after became a full-time, well-known dairy and grain farmer in Darke County. Farming became Fred’s life work! Fred enjoyed auto racing, going to flea markets, antique tractors, gardening and spending time with friends and family.

Fred was a lifelong member of the New Madison First United Methodist Church. He served his community as a devoted elected official. Fred was a trustee for Liberty Township for 10 years and served on the Darke County Fair board for over 12 years. He also served in organizations which serve to make a difference in the lives of others. Fred was a member of the National Farmers Organization, the Farmers Union, the Masonic Lodge #143, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton Shrine, Blue Lodge and was a member of various antique organizations.

Fred is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Lyme) Worch, whom he married June 16,1956; his son and daughter-in-law, David (Judy) Worch of Hollansburg; his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn (David) Royer of Greenville, and Kimberly (Mark) Cooley of Greenville; his grandchildren, Jeremy Worch, Chris Worch, Stacie (Worch) Davis, Jennifer Worch, Damon Cooley, Matt Cooley, Jeff Royer, Danny Royer and Travis Royer; 13 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, June 13,2017 at 10:30 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Laux officiating. Burial will be held in the Palestine Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, June 12, 2017 from 2-4 PM and 5-7 PM also at the funeral home. A masonic prayer service will be conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 at 6:45 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Village Rescue, 320 N. Main Street, New Madison, OH 45346 or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Macie MacKaila Preston (June 3, 2017)

Macie MacKaila Preston, 19 of Arcanum. Ohio and formerly of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away on Saturday June 3, 2017 in Miami County, Ohio. She was born July 26, 1997 in Coldwater, Ohio the daughter of Mark Preston of Arcanum, Ohio and Kerrie & Andrew (Kittle) Placke of Ohio City, Ohio.

She was a graduate of Lima High School; attended Rhodes College; member of O.G.C.A.; Mercer County Horseman’s Club; She was involved in Cheer; 4-H; F.F.A; AWANA; played youth soccer, ran track and played softball for Wren.

She is preceded in death by her brother: Jacob Turner

She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents: Terry & Charlene Kittle of Celina; paternal grandparents: Ray & Carol Preston of Arcanum; step paternal grandparents: Gene & Ruth Placke; brothers: Christopher (Katie) Placke, of Troy, Jimmy “Bubba” Turner of Dayton; sisters: Kelsie Preston of Middle Point, Ohio, Audrianna Placke of Ohio City, Ohio, Crystal Placke of Brookville, Lily Preston of Greenville, & Madison Preston of Greenville.

Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday June 11, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will be held in Greenville Cemetery at later date. Memorial contributions may be made to O.G.C.A 4211 Grubbs Rex Road, Arcanum, Ohio 45304.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Timothy Lee Bright (June 2, 2017)

Timothy Lee Bright, 67, passed away on June 2, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Tim was born on September 27, 1949 in Greenville, OH, to the late Paul and Ruby (Clark) Bright.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Bright.

Tim was a history buff, mechanic and engineer. He has owned, built and raced numerous drag racers and was a Corvette connoisseur. He was an outdoorsman and loved to fish. He was a driven and meticulous craftsman working with wood and copper to create beautiful family heirlooms that have been distributed to all his family. Tim was a devoted and very active member of the EUM Church and was always excited about worshiping and praising the Lord. Tim was an amazing husband, father and man in general. His children strived to be like him and he taught them the values of hard work, loyalty and honesty. He had an infectious smile. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Tim is survived by his wife, Connie (St. Myers) Bright, whom he married September 25, 2009; his children and their spouses, Christopher and wife Heather Bright of Dayton, Laura and husband Sean Benson of Gilbert, Arizona; step-children and their spouses, Darrick and wife Hettie Hueber of Fort Collins, Colorado, Christina and husband Roger Bowersock of Greenville, and Joseph and his wife Lora Hueber of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Hunter Benson, Ruby and Cora Hueber, Josilyn Worden, Izzabelle Bowersock, Lydia and Annabelle Hueber; three siblings, Phil and wife Marie Bright of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Fran and husband Gene Brubaker of Greenville, Dennis and wife Cindy Bright of Arcanum; and a sister-in-law, Donna Bright of Troy. Tim also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at EUM Church downtown campus, 111 Devor Street, Greenville, with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the church

Memorials may be given to Darke County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Oliver Floyd Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Gary Elvin Eley (May 30, 2017)

Gary Elvin Eley, 71, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on May 30, 2017, formerly of Eldorado, Ohio.

Gary was born on September 10, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Lloyd and Bette (Shiverdecker) Eley.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Eley.

Gary was a retired railroad engineer from DT&I railroad. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Korea, and a lifetime member of the American Legion, currently at the New Madison Post 245. He was a member of the Arcanum Masonic Lodge 295. Gary enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and hunting. He loved to travel and telling stories about his railroad days. Gary was a mechanic and wood worker. He enjoyed to collect and restore antique IH Cub Cadet garden tractors and was an avid coin collector. Gary was a loving husband and loved spending time with family and friends.

Gary is survived by his wife Vicky (Latch) Eley whom he married April 12, 1990; his children, Richard and wife Becky Eley of South Charleston, Ohio, Ronald and wife Jennifer of Camden, Ohio, Robert and wife Loida Eley of Roy, Utah, Randel and Wife Tamie Eley of Arcanum, Ohio, and Adam Amerman of Centerville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, Josh and wife Theresa Eley, Tyler Eley, Ronny and wife Heather Eley, Josh Brown, Tyler Brown, Kody Eley, Krystal and husband Brad Bush, Devon Eley, Hannah Eley, Jessie Masterson, Allyson Masterson, Savanna Spencer and A.J. Amerman; 7 great grandchildren; 4 brothers-in-law, 4 sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison, with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. A Masonic Lodge of Sorrow will follow. Burial, with full military honors by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Children's Miracle Network, One Children's Plaza, Dayton, Ohio 45404.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.braundpope.com.

Richard Foland (June 3, 2017)

Richard Foland, 68, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Richard was born September 13, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Walter and Alice (Smith) Foland.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his son Bobby Foland; his brothers, Woody and Ronny Foland; and his sister-in-law, Mary Foland.

Richard is survived by his children and their spouses, Tonya Hoover of Greenville, Rick and wife Teresa Foland of Piqua, Janene and husband Steve Price of Greenville, Damion and wife Sara Foland of Greenville and Rachelle Foland of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; seven siblings and their spouses, Jack Foland of Gordon, Ohio, Sandy and husband Randy Rice of Arcanum, Dennis Foland of Gordon, Ohio, Peggy and husband Dan Clark of Greenville, Kim McCoy of Ithaca, and Dana and husband Gary Clark of Ithaca. Richard is also survived by a very special friend, Connie Green of Piqua.

The family has entrusted Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Donald Joe “Donny” Miniard Jr. (June 7, 2017)

Donald Joe “Donny” Miniard Jr., 45 passed away the 7th of June 2017 at his residence. Donny was born June 28, 1971 in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his mother Patricia Miniard and loving girlfriend Rhonda Burtrum; Brother Robert Daniels & wife Missy. Also survived by his step children: Mickey & Courtney, & numerous other family members and friends.

He loved to fish & hunt while not working. Donny was employed at Shraders Retreading for 2 years.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday June 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. A Private Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Addiction Information Help Center.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Jerry Lee Tinkham (June 3, 2017)

Jerry Lee Tinkham, 61 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 1:34 PM at his residence. He was born November 8, 1955 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Clifford & Grace (Woolery) Tinkham. He was a Mechanic and a member of the V.F.W. and the Greenville Eagles. He was a well-known DJ from the Brass Rail Lounge in the 80s.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Daniel Younce.

He is survived by his children: Josh Miniard of Greenville, Chad Tinkham of West Alexandria, & Jeffrey Tinkham of Greenville; sister & brother in law: Sue & Richard Brewer of Huber Heights; numerous nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Friday June 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Donald Dean Weaver (June 5, 2017)

Donald Dean Weaver, 63, of Greenville, passed away Monday June 5, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

Donald was born on January 20, 1954 in Greenville, to the late Kermit and Ruth Weaver.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his sister, Katherine Kay Hamilton.

Donald served his country honorably in the United States Army.

Donald is survived by three brothers, Richard (Jayne) Weaver of Greenville, Wayne (Cathy) Weaver of Richmond, Indiana, and Kent (Jan) Weaver of Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Oliver Floyd Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Robert ”Bob” C. Murphy (June 7, 2017)

Robert ”Bob” C. Murphy ,85, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Dayton VA Hospice. He was born June 5, 1932 in New Lebanon, OH to the late Howard and Ruth (Brown) Murphy.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie Murphy; his sister, Mabel Hunt; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Murphy.

Bob served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He has been a member of the DAV for over 50 years. Bob had formerly owned and operated Murphy’s Plumbing, Heating and Air. He had also worked many years for Rammel and Sons Plumbing. Bob loved working with wood and even built handmade furniture. He took pride in making his yard and garden look spectacular.

Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lucy (Young) Murphy, whom he married October 23,1954; his son, Patrick Murphy of Greenville; his brother, Leroy Murphy of Greenville; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 10,2017 at 10:30 AM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will be held in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with full military graveside services being conducted by the Greenville Veterans honor guard.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, June 09, 2017 from 5-7 PM also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton VA Hospice, Dayton VA Medical Center, 4100 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45428 c/o NH2 Victory Ridge Hospice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com